Learning from cross-border mechanisms to support climate change adaptation in Australia: final report

Steele, Wendy and Eslami-Andargoli, Leila and Crick, Florence and Serrao-Neumann, Silvia and Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Dale, Pat and Choy, Darryl Low and Sporne, Ilva and Shearer, Scott and Lotti, Anne-Sophie (2013) Learning from cross-border mechanisms to support climate change adaptation in Australia: final report. Project Report. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility , Gold Coast, Australia. [Report]


Abstract

The impacts of climate change do not adhere to conventional governance boundaries. Floods for example do not stop at the state border, nor are storm surges contained within local government jurisdictions. Whilst this may appear self-evident, this 'inconvenient institutional truth' poses considerable challenges to existing and deeply embedded governance frameworks. Despite growing recognition that implementing effective adaptation initiatives will require transcending artificially imposed bureaucratic and/or administrative boundaries, the cross-boundary implications of climate change adaptation have been largely ignored within the Australian context (partly as a result of the historical context and nature of Australian federalism). There are significant implications for the evolving national role in climate change adaptation, and the relationship to cross-border state issues that this project identifies and highlights. This project focuses on learning from existing cross-border regulatory mechanisms with a view to strengthening and improving cross-border climate change adaptation practices in Australia.


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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 05:06
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Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; Australia; adaption; floods; bureaucratic
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440704 Environment policy
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3702 Climate change science > 370201 Climate change processes
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190199 Adaptation to climate change not elsewhere classified
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46796

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